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Sagayam inspects quarries in Keezhavalavu area

Senior IAS Officer U Sagayam, appointed by the Madras High Court to probe alleged irregularities in granite quarrying in the district, on Saturday held another survey and inspection in the granite quarry owned by the PRP Exports and PRP Granites in Keezhavalavu area.



Madurai: Senior IAS Officer U Sagayam, appointed by the Madras High Court to probe alleged irregularities in granite quarrying in the district, on Saturday held another survey and inspection in the granite quarry owned by the PRP Exports and PRP Granites in Keezhavalavu area.

Both companies were among the main accused in the Rs 16,200 crore granite scam.

The inspection was carried at Panchapandavar Hill area where illegally mined granite blocks had been stored.

Meanwhile, some retired police officials who got plots Jangid Nagar near submitted in a memorandum that they were not able to build the houses in the area due to threats meted out by the quarry owners.

They said five houses constructed in the area suffered cracks due to explosives used by the granite companies.

According to officials who were part of the inquiry committee alleged that they were not getting enough cooperation from the officials of the revenue department in Melur.

From Zee News

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